2018 Group Rides
We’re still working on dialing in the schedule and departure locations, but here’s some of the rides we have planned for B3 Weekend, starting with Saturday’s rides:
MTBVT’S SUPER SECRET SOCIAL SAFARI
Join MTBVT and Friends for their classic party ride. We aren’t telling you where we’re going. What we can tell you is that we are riding 10 to 15 miles in roughly 4 hours with a few pit stops with considerable climbing and descending. The rides will be split into experts and advanced rider groups and and led at a more leisurely pace than the other hardcore rides. Come thirsty. Bring your lungs and legs.
Departs at 10:00 a.m. from Sushi Yoshi parking lot / 4 + hours
Leaders: Thibault and his minions
Ability Level: Advanced
THE STERLING SHUTTLE
We’ll shuttle up to Sterling Forest for a classic ride through the maple jungle on the way back to town. We’ll do a little bit of climbing on this intermediate ride, but saving plenty of energy to enjoy the more technical bits on the ride back to town. We’ll start with Callagy’s and Split Rock, and hit additional classic Sterling trails based on time.
Departs at 10:30 a.m. from Sushi Yoshi parking lot / 2-3 hours
Leaders: Leslie Gauff, Deb Martin, Bonnie Strong, Mike Waldert
Ability Level: Intermediate
SHUTTLE SOCIAL RIDE
Shuttle up to the Trapps Bierhall – perhaps time to grab a beer before we start – and it’s all downhill from there! We’ll hit the classics on the way down, and end with a tour de Cady. Easy, social pace, all levels welcome.
Departs at 11:00 a.m. from Sushi Yoshi parking lot / 2-3 hours
Leaders: Drew Clymer, Lucy Nersesian, Lew Thatcher
Ability Level: Begintermediate/#lucyapproved
MID-PACED ADVANCED RIPPERS
For the 13-18 year old rippers: Pipeline, Kimmers and Hardy’s to a climb up to the Trapps cabin. Back down Growlers and Tapline to the high school via Pipeline.
Departs at 10:30 a.m. from Stowe High School Parking Lot / 2-3 hours
Leaders: Ty MacWalters, James Roy
Ability Level: Intermediate to advanced.
SUNDAY : HIGH ROLLER RIPPERS
This second family/group ride, led by Let’s Get Outdoors guru and all-around good dude Tad Davis, is for experienced kids ages 10 and up.
Departs at Noon from MountainOps parking lot / 2 + hours
Leaders: Tad Davis
Ability Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Photo: Grant Wieler Photography